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S&P 500 Futures Overview - Option Queen

Option Queen Letter

Here we go off into Christmas help hiring season in anticipation of consumers rushing into brick and mortar store to purchase their holiday gifts….News Flash!!!! Many consumers will likely make purchases on-line, trying to find the best bargains without dealing with sales people, crowds or parking problems. That said, we expect to see lighter traffic […]

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The Option Queen Letter

We are not surprised to see the S&P 500 make a new high. Ever since the problems began in the Eurozone, the United States has been the least of the bad places to invest. Given our deficit problems and our political stalemate, we continue to have problems. Those problems are nothing compared to those seen […]

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Commodity Trading School Market Summary

Commodity TRADING SCHOOL SUMMARY OF UPCOMING DATA 12/02/09 8:15 AM ADP EMPLOYMENT REPORT 10:30 AM EIA INVENTORY REPORT 2:00 PM BEIGE BOOK     DATA RESULTS 12/01/09 ISM MFG INDX (53.6 vs.55.0) US CONSTR SPEND (0.0 -0.4%) PENDING HOME SALES INDEX (114.0 vs. 109.5)     US DEBT REVIEW AND OUTLOOK   US TREASURIES retreated […]

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S&P 500 Option Open Interest Analysis

Here we are in another option expiration week. The major markets have broke through their respective old highs and are trading at or near record levels (except for the NASDAQ which has another 45% to reach its record highs, but is still trading at a six year high). Traders are trading with the bullish disposition […]

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Option Queen Letter

How many of you actually believed that there would be a market upset, inspired by the sub-par loan portfolios? Much of the problem comprised with anticipation, as the consequence of knowing the event was necessarily forth-coming, was the very long lag-time required for the mess to bubble to the surface of the debt pool. (more…)

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Derek Frey Market Comments

This week we saw CPI come out largely as expected. This really took the wind out of the sails of those who expected a rate hike or cut for that matter. We continue to argue that the FOMC will do nothing for the balance of the year as they still need more time for the […]

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t-Bond Futures

T-Bond Trade Recommendation

Today we have the rate decision from the FOMC at 2:15pm EST. The consensus is that Mr. Bernanke and company will leave interest rates unchanged. The main issue many traders are looking for is a change in verbage towards inflation. With Gas prices at all time highs and Gold closing in on $700, signs of […]

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The Platinum ETF

The Platinum ETF

ETF Securities recently announced the formation of an ETF that would purchase physical platinum on the open markets and store it for investors in hopes of positive investment returns. The fund would trade on the London stock exchanges and comes three days after a similar announcement by the Zurich Cantonal Bank that claims to be […]

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Gold Futures

Gold Bulls Still Eye $700.00 Hurdle

June gold futures last week hit a fresh six-week high of $698.00 an ounce. Prices have backed off a bit this week on some profit-taking pressure, but the bulls still have the solid near-term technical advantage. A six-month-old uptrend line is in place on the daily bar chart for June gold futures. The next upside […]

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Copper & the Housing Market

The housing market’s impact on the entire economy can not be understated. As nearly two dozen sub-prime mortgage companies have gone under in the past few months, economists are beginning to worry that the real estate collapse may soon spill over in to other areas. Even Alan Greenspan, the perennial optimist, admitted today that the […]

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